Why is all of this happening?

I was pulling weeds in my front yard when my neighbor walked up to me to chat.

“All these strong hurricanes we’ve been having,” he said. “are God’s punishment for Bush invading Iraq.”

Now we know.

If there are any other mysteries y’all need solved, just let me know and I’ll walk across the street and ask him.


If he ever decides to un-retire, my neighbor has a future in editorial journalism. Check out this snippet from Hong Kong’s Ta Kung Pao newspaper

This Katrina hurricane is a ‘warning’ by God over President Bush’s reactionary behaviour on the Kyoto Protocol. The US government should wake up from this big disaster, truly take up its responsibilities as a great nation, and become the forerunner in protecting the global climate.

(Ta Kung Pao? Does that mean Spicy Peanut News?)

9 Comments so far

  1. Kent (Atl Metblogs) (unregistered) on September 2nd, 2005 @ 7:43 am

    One of my wife’s co-workers told me that same thing yesterday.

  2. shelbinator (unregistered) on September 2nd, 2005 @ 8:30 am

    Well it’s good to know that God’s an equal opportunity left-wing/right-wing Smiter, what after punishing all the gays with 9/11.

  3. Amber (unregistered) on September 2nd, 2005 @ 9:49 am

    And on the other side of the Crazy Fence, there’s this.

  4. Cas (unregistered) on September 2nd, 2005 @ 11:11 am

    What is wrong with people? It is not God punishing people or the fault of any government. It’s called nature!

  5. cas (unregistered) on September 2nd, 2005 @ 11:13 am

    Just thought of one more comment …these are probably the same people who think that aids is God’s punishment for being gay.

  6. rp (unregistered) on September 2nd, 2005 @ 1:56 pm

    Putting the gay stuff aside, the crazy weather could be tied to global warming, which in itself was helped by bush not recognizing the kyoto protocol. Just saying.

  7. Robert (unregistered) on September 2nd, 2005 @ 6:58 pm

    But it is about the gays. Next week would have been Southern Decadence, gay Mardi Gras. The religious people spouting that line aren’t bigoted, you see. They’re devout.

    But why the storm didn’t hit the city when the boys hit town? Like Bono, the Lord moves in mysterious way.

    Rob – http://neonpoisoning.blogspot.com/

  8. jehad (unregistered) on September 2nd, 2005 @ 7:59 pm

    and was it global warming 100 years ago when a Cat 5 hurricane came through there? Yes, global warming could be a contributing factor, some are convinced that is so, others say this is just the way hurricane cycles go… but what this all makes you realize is that nature is bigger than any one of us, bigger than any one government, and such is the world we live in. It’s right to look to the government to respond competently here but we also must have humility in the face of nature’s force and realize that man is often at its mercy.

  9. aradia (unregistered) on September 6th, 2005 @ 12:29 pm

    I have to agree with RP. And while it’s silly to purport that any gov’t is responsible for natural catastrophes, I still think it would be great if the U.S. administration would use the current tragedy as a wake-up call and change direction (yeah – like that would ever happen).

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